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Born in Ballarat, Samuel Garner Gordon was an 18 year old groom at the time of his enlistment on the 23rd of March 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on the 10th of May 1915.
On the 22nd of August 1916 he was evacuated wounded, but his injury or when he rejoined his battalion is unknown.
On November 5th 1916, Samuel was wounded in action for a second time with a gunshot wound to his right leg. He rejoined his battalion on February 13th 1917.
On March 27th 1918, he was wounded in action for a third time after being gassed.
From the 15th of January to the 12th of March 1919 he was a temporary driver.
Samuel returned to Australia on the 8th of October 1919 and was discharged due to the termination of his enlistment period on the 7th of December 1919.
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